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  • Is home schooling legal?

    YES! Homeschooling is legal throughout the United States. Each state is free to create its own legal structure for home education, so one state’s homeschooling laws may look very different from another’s.

    How much are HELPS membership fees?

    $17 per year until July 31, 2018 // $20 per year starting August 1, 2018

    What is co-op and how can I join?

    Our co-op is an academic group. We have a formally structured group of parents that meet once a week to form classes for our children. We serve nursery through highschool with classes ranging from arts, music, sciences, math, and history. Co-op currently has a waiting list, every semester we open enrollment to HELPS members when we have openings. Must be a HELPS member for 1 year before you are eligible to join.

    What are membership fees used for?

    Membership fees are used to maintain our website, cover insurance premiums, kindergarten and 8th grade graduation, high school graduation fees, and to help off set our small group activities. We also help offset some of the field trip fees when possible.

    I can't afford the Membership Fee / Renewal Fee. Can I still join?

    We will try to help all of our families stay a part of the group, even through financial difficulties. If you are having problems paying your membership fee please speak with one of the board members for arrangements.

    What is HSLDA?

    Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. We provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to our 84,000+ member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers.


  • Homeschool Legal Defense Association

  • Contact: Kim Quon FHE Region 5 Director
    877-696-6343 x5

  • MO Conservation Department:
    St. Louis Zoo:
    Science Center:
    St. Louis County Library:
    Family Vision Library:
    Providence Fine Arts Program:
    Day Springs Art and Education:
    Reinbrook Art Classes:
    Art Classes: Contact: Dena Braford 314-584-4133

  • Magic House: “Homeschool Monday’s” reserved for the 2018-2019 school year are: October 1, 2018, November 5, 2018, and February 4, 2019. Reservations are not required. The discounted admission rate for this program is $3.00 per person and children 12 months and older. The time is 9:30–11:30 am.
    Missouri History Museum:

  • Girls Volleyball
    Intensity: Contact: Michelle Lovelace Email:
    Girls Basketball
    Girls Soccer
    Patriettes: Contact Heather Kelsey
    Boys Soccer
    St. Louis United: Contact Jim Hoving
    Boys Basketball
    St. Louis Patriots:
    St. Louis Blue Knights:
    Boys Golf
    Contact: Doug Kelsey
    Boys Baseball
    St. Louis Patriots Baseball:

    Team #1094 The Channel Cats is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team currently located at
    the Missouri State Technical College building at Lewis & Clark Career Center, 2450 Zumbehl Rd, St. Charles, MO 63301 and meets most Thursdays from 7-9 pm, depending on the season, please contact first.
    FRC is the FIRST Robotics program geared toward high school students;
    However, the Channel Cats accept younger, mature students. See the following websites for more info.
    Center Stage:
    Contact: Elizabeth Pietrzak
    (314) 229-2593

  • St. Louis United is a Homeschool Soccer team that was formed to compete with regional homeschool teams and private / public schools while developing player’s soccer skills and building Christian character. Our goal is to show the Lord’s impact on the lives of our players, coaches, and families. We can and will strive to demonstrate that our number one calling is to Glorify God.
  • Coach: Amanda Potter (636)464-9417
    Coach: Delondra James (314) 691-3636
    We are fun cheer program for ages 11 and up.
  • For boys in grades 7th-12th.
  • St. Louis Mills Mall

    Offers a special homeschool rate every Thursday during their daytime public session. The cost will be $5 including skate rental for kids 6 and up. Children 5 and under are $3 including skates. The session will vary due to the St. Louis Blues practice times, so please call ahead for the time of the session, or check the web site .

  • The Magic House offers a variety of interactive exhibits designed to encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills.

    Time: 9:00am Enjoy private playtime then continue your visit during public hours at 10:30 am. 
    Cost: $5.00

    Reservations required. For additional information contact the Education Department at

    Magic House Dates: October 7, 2022; December 2, 2022, and March 3, 2022. Registration Link.

    Magic House Made Dates: November 4, 2022; February 3, 2023. Registration Link.


    Join the Missouri Historical Society for our monthly History Exploration Days and Story Telling Events! Happening one Friday and one Saturday a month, each History Exploration Day event explores a new topic through engaging activities designed for families with learners from Pre-K to high school. Discover new historical people and perspectives in our galleries, investigate history in interactive workshops, and have some creative fun in our craft room. Please note that the same programs and activities will take place on both Fridays and Saturdays.

    Link to upcoming events. 

    Link to Storytelling Events

  • Athletic Director: Michelle Lovelace, Athletic Director

    Email :



    St. Louis Intensity offers homeschool girls ages 10-18 an opportunity to play competitive volleyball while honoring God in all that we do.

    We offer developmental, junior high, junior varsity, and varsity teams, with tryouts in June.


  • Contact:  Heather Kelsey
    Phone: 636-448-4664
    This is a competitive high school team that plays other local Christian and private schools.
  • St. Louis and Eastern Missouri Area

    There is a homeschool tackle football program available for young men in the Eastern Missouri and St. Louis area.  The league consists of teams in the north, middle and southern sections of Eastern Missouri.  The name of the league is the Mid-East Missouri Home School Football Association.  It is an incorporated, nonprofit Christian athletic organization established to serve homeschool families.  Our opponents are both public and private schools.  Teams are for young men from ages 11 to 14 years old; and, from 15 to 18 years old.  For information about any of these teams please contact us:; or e-mail; or call coach Bob Schembre at 314-807-6359

  • Varsity Coach / Program Director, Mark Valle


    The Patriots welcome all homeschooled young men with a love of baseball to attend tryouts for Varsity, JV Red, JV Blue, and Middle School teams, usually held in the spring and fall. Like most all teams, the Patriots have to limit the number of roster players. However, unlike most teams, we welcome non-roster players to attend practices to share in the opportunity to learn, grow and develop as players and young, Christian men.Baseball: St. Louis Patriots


    The St. Louis Christian HomeSchool Blue Knights Basketball Program is excited to announce information for the 2017-2018 season.  The Knights continue to experience unprecedented growth and success.  The Blue Knights have grown to become one of the largest HomeSchool programs in the nation growing from 3 to 12 teams in the last 5 years.  The Knights have been ranked in the Top 10 in the nation for HomeSchool teams, gone 31-20 against MSHSAA Public and Private schools, won several State Championships and have multiple former athletes playing college basketball.  However as great as the growth and success on the court are it is the lifelong friendships and spiritual growth that are by far the best part of being a Knight.  If you are interested in finding our more about the Knights or be added to the Knights email distribution list please contact Lori at

  • Director: Daniel Carr



    Girl’s basketball ages 13-19.

    Junior High and Varsity teams available for 5th through 12th grade homeschool girls to participate on competitive teams.

  • Contact: Judy Maichel

    (314) 352-1319

    The original St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Boys Basketball Program, as started in 2002, is made up of Christian homeschooled boys in grades 7-12 from the greater St. Louis area. The Patriot squads play Jr High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity teams from private, Christian, independent, and other homeschool programs in Illinois and the greater St. Louis area. The St. Louis Patriots Boys Basketball Team welcomes any inquiries from teams interested in scheduling one or more games and/or tournaments with us. Please contact Judy Maichel, our schedule coordinator, at (314) 352-1319 if your team is interested in scheduling a game. For more information go to:

  • Looking to clean out those used homeschool books.
    • Register and pay for your table.
    • Bring your curriculum that you are no longer using and make your homeschool partners a deal.
    • Don’t forget to shop for yourself.

    Coordinator: Amber Nickey, contact Amber if you’d like to volunteer.

  • One of HELPS BIGGEST fundraisers!

    • Look through your house for items you’d like to donate.
    • Pack up those items and bring to the drop off point at the drop off times.
    • Spread the word about the garage sale to family and friends.
    Coordinator: Sarah Porter and Peggy Dill, contact them if you’d like to volunteer.
  • Escripts: How it Works

    Pick up a card at any Schnucks Store or at any HELPS meeting.
    Register your card by signing up with eScripts.
    Shop at Schnucks and have your card scanned when you check out.

    Your purchases create automatic contributions of up to 3% of your purchase price. Access your personal reports online to see how much you have earned.

    Coordinator: Tiffany Duncan

  • Box tops: How it Works

    You will buy your favorite products with the box top logo.
    After you are finished with the product you will cut off the logo and turn it in.
    Box tops will be collected twice a year and turned in for earnings.

    Coordinator: Riannon Mendoza